“I wanted to kick off fashion week with a party,” said Erin Fetherston, who presented her collection in a soiree atmosphere at The Standard hotel’s High Line Room. And festive it was: Models milled about in the flirty party outfits the designer has come to be known for, along with a new, edgier element inspired, she said, by a photograph of Brigitte Bardot. “Her feminine outfit contrasted with her tough eye makeup,” she said. Hence the more constructed looks in black leather including a standout strapless, flutter-skirted dress. The result was a successful broadening of the designer’s sensibilities while remaining true to her girly roots.

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